East Yorkshire arms dealer Gary Hyde jailed for seven years
An arms dealer who helped ship thousands of AK47 assault rifles and millions of rounds of ammunition has been jailed for seven years.
Gary Hyde, 43, of Mask Lane, Newton on Derwent, near Pocklington, moved the weapons from China to Nigeria without a licence and hid more than $1m (£620,460) in commission payments.
Hyde helped broker various arms deals, including some for the British Government, but in 2006 got involved in the deal between China and Nigeria which saw up to 40,000 AK47s, 30,000 rifles and 10,000 9mm pistols go to the African nation with 32 million rounds of ammunition.
He was convicted for two counts of breaching UK trade controls and concealing criminal property.
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